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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
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Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Under the Education and Training Policy launched by the government in 2015, pregnant girls may be reinstated in schools. In June President Magufuli declared that girls would not be allowed to return to school after giving birth. Human rights NGOs criticized the policy as contrary to the country’s constitution and laws" (p 23).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-DATA-1

"Women won election to 9.5 percent of constituent seats in parliament and few seats in the Zanzibar House of Representatives. There were special women’s seats in both parliament and the Zanzibar House of Representatives that brought total representation to 30 percent" (p 20).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The LHRC stated there were 7,474 reported cases of gender-based violence in the first half of 2016, and 2,059 cases of rape in the first quarter of 2017 (the latest figures available)" (p 22). "Authorities rarely prosecuted persons who abused women. Persons close to the victims, such as relatives and friends, were most likely to be the perpetrators. Many who appeared in court were set free because of corruption in the judicial system, lack of evidence, poor investigations, and poor evidence preservation" (p 22).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law provides for life imprisonment for persons convicted of rape, including spousal rape during periods of legal separation" (p 21). "The law provides that sexual intercourse with a child under 18 is rape unless within a legal marriage. The law was not always enforced" (p 24).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law provides for life imprisonment for persons convicted of rape, including spousal rape during periods of legal separation" (p 21).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Girls represented approximately half of all children enrolled in primary school but were absent more often than boys due to household duties. At the secondary level, child marriage and pregnancy often caused girls to be expelled or otherwise prevented girls from finishing school" (p 23).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In the 2015 election, voters elected a woman as vice president for the first time" (p 20).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The law stipulates a woman wishing to report a rape must do so at a police station where she must receive a release form before seeking medical help. This process contributed to medical complications, incomplete forensic evidence, and failure to report rapes. Victims often feared that cases reported to police would be made public" (p 21).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"In July opposition MP Halima Mdee was arrested for remarks deemed insulting to the president. Mdee had denounced the president for his directive that pregnant girls not be allowed to continue their schooling as contrary to the constitution" (p 19).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits assault but does not specifically prohibit domestic violence. Domestic violence against women remained widespread, and police rarely investigated such cases" (p 22),
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The law sets the legal age for marriage at age 18 for boys but does not set an age for girls. In 2016 the government amended the Law of the Child to make it illegal to marry a primary or secondary school student" (p 24).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 23).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Sexual and gender-based violence of refugees continued. UNHCR worked with local authorities and residents in the three refugee camps to strengthen coordination and address violence, including sexual violence, against vulnerable persons. UNHCR reported the most frequent gender-based violence crimes were rape and physical assault, followed by psychological and emotional abuse" (p 15).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Government officials generally were cooperative and responsive to their views. Some human rights NGOs complained of a negative government reaction when they challenged government practice or policy. In June the minister of home affairs threatened to deregister NGOs that advocated for the right of girls to return to school after giving birth" (p 21).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits sexual harassment of women in the workplace. There were reports women were asked for sexual favors in return for promotions. According to the Women’s Legal Aid Center, police rarely investigated reported cases. Those cases that were investigated, were often dropped before they got to court--in some instances by the plaintiffs due to societal pressure and in others by prosecutors due to lack of evidence" (p 23).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits FGM/C from being performed on girls under the age 18, but it does not provide for protection to women ages 18 or older" (p 23).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"To circumvent these laws, individuals reportedly bribed police or paid a bride price to the family of the girl to avoid prosecution. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), girls as young as seven were married" (p 24).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes child prostitution and child pornography. Those convicted of facilitating child prostitution or child pornography are subject to a fine ranging from TZS one million ($460) to TZS 500 million ($230,000), a prison term of one to 20 years, or both. There were no prosecutions based on this law during the year" (p 24).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Girls represented approximately half of all children enrolled in primary school but were absent more often than boys due to household duties. At the secondary level, child marriage and pregnancy often caused girls to be expelled or otherwise prevented girls from finishing school. The Center for Reproductive Rights reported in 2013 that more than 55,000 girls over the previous decade had been expelled from school for being pregnant. Regional authorities reported that it was common practice for school administrators to subject girls to hands-on external abdominal examinations for pregnancy. Under the Education and Training Policy launched by the government in 2015, pregnant girls may be reinstated in schools. In June...more
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"There were some government efforts to combat violence against women. Police maintained 417 gender and children desks in regions throughout the country to support victims and address relevant crimes. In Zanzibar, at One Stop Centers in both Unguja and Pemba, victims could receive health services, counseling, legal assistance, and a referral to police" (p 23).
July 31, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The World Bank has been accused of undermining human rights and has faced criticism from local and international civil society groups over the Tanzania secondary education quality improvement programme loan. Campaigners say approval should not have been given without first securing a commitment from the government to reverse its discrimination towards pregnant girls and end compulsory pregnancy tests" (para 2) "Gitau condemmed the parallel system and called for the 'reintegration of all pregnant girls to mainstream education'" (para 12).
July 31, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Tanzania’s ban on pregnant schoolgirls dates back to the 60s. Amid renewed criticism, it was reaffirmed in a 2017 speech by Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, who stated that 'as long as I am president … no pregnant student will be allowed to return to school. We cannot allow this immoral behaviour to permeate our primary and secondary schools.' Sierra Leone lifted a similar ban last week. Human rights lawyer Judy Gitau, regional coordinator at Equality Now, welcomed Ndalichako’s declaration and said she was 'cautiously optimistic' about 'the first time the government of Tanzania has publicly announced in an official state document that it will include pregnant girls in secondary school...more
July 31, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Of the 60,000 students who drop out of secondary school every year in Tanzania, 5,500 leave due to pregnancy according to World Bank data" (para 5).
July 31, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Tanzania has pledged to improve access to education for pregnant girls after receiving a controversial $500m (£402m) World Bank loan, but has stopped short of readmitting them to mainstream classrooms" (para 1). "A public notice released earlier this week by Tanzania’s education minister, JoyceNdalichako, said: 'The target [of the loan] is to reach more than 6.5 million secondary school students across the country, without discrimination and shall include girls who drop out of school for various reasons, including pregnancy'" (para 3). "Of the 60,000 students who drop out of secondary school every year in Tanzania, 5,500 leave due to pregnancy according to World Bank data. Tanzania’s ban on pregnant schoolgirls...more
July 31, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Human rights lawyer Judy Gitau, regional coordinator at Equality Now, welcomed Ndalichako’s declaration and said she was 'cautiously optimistic' about 'the first time the government of Tanzania has publicly announced in an official state document that it will include pregnant girls in secondary school education' But Elín Martinez, senior researcher at Human Rights Watch, said the Tanzanian government’s positionremained unchanged. She referred to a recent tweet in Swahili from Tanzania’s chief government spokesperson that indicated the government has set up parallel systems for pregnant girls" (para 8-9).
July 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"They are urging President Suluhu to remove all structural and systematic barriers that hinder girls from going back to schools, putting an end to early and forced marriage a adolescent girls to give all girls an opportunity to fufil their potential" (Para 14).
July 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"They are urging President Suluhu to ensure provision of psycho-social support for teenage mothers and pregnant girls" (Para 15).
July 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Eight organisations have raised the plight of pregnant girls in Tanzania calling on President Samia Suluhu to address the directive on re-entry to school" (Para 1). "The eight organizations are the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights Africa; Youth Changers Kenya – Kenya; Youth Accountability and Strategy Network; Youth Empowerment Movement Kenya; Zamara Foundation; Global Hope Mobilisation; Haki Zetu Tanzania; Wadada Solutions on Gender Based Violence organization and the Centre for youth and Children Affairs" (Para 19).
July 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Adolescent pregnancy is a worldwide problem: in Sub-Saharan Africa, an increasing number of girls are becoming mothers by the age of 18 years old. The lobby groups state that Tanzania has one of the world’s highest teen pregnancy rates. According to the Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey (TDHS 2015-16), 27 percent of adolescent women aged 15-19 are already mothers or are pregnant with their first child." (Para 6-8). "Adolescent women with no education are said to be five times more likely as those with second, or higher education to have begun childbearing (52% versus 10%). The lobby groups aver that teenage childbearing also varies by economic status, ranging from 13%...more